Ask the Expert

Steven Laman

READ : Luke 10:25-37

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (v. 25 niv)

As I write this, the “pound, pound, pound” of hammering fills my ears as my dad putters away on his home renovation project. Even though he is doing some of the labor himself, he’ll be the first to admit that he is not a carpenter. Whenever he gets stuck, he has to stop until he can get some more instructions from an expert builder.

Jesus Christ is the Expert on living because he is the Creator of life. He consistently frustrated the so-called religious authorities because he always outsmarted them. When an expert in the law tried to trap him by asking, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” the Lord’s answer was brilliant. By getting the man to answer his own question after telling him the parable of the Good Samaritan, the true Expert showed that loving God and loving people are essential for living a life that pleases God.

Without the contractor’s advice, my dad would have made a myriad of building mistakes. Neglecting to seek Jesus’ wise life counsel only ends up in disaster. Flip open your Bible today to see what advice he has for your situation!


Lord Jesus, help me to always seek your expert guidance.